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Caryn A. Bills

Associate Chancellor


Building & Room:

717 Marshfield Avenue Building (MC 602)


809 S. Marshfield Ave.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-8670



In her 36 years as a UIC administrator, Caryn Bills has played a key role in helping it become one of the most diverse universities in the nation. As Associate Chancellor of the Office for Access and Equity responsible for compliance with state and federal civil rights and anti-discrimination laws, she also helps shape its approach to diversity among faculty, staff and students. To this end, she offers high-level executive advice and counsel on confidential matters.  She promotes a culture of respect and inclusivity within all communities including Asian Americans, African Americans, Latinos, LGBT, women and people with disabilities.  She focuses on identifying and addressing campus issues, particularly as they affect the need for policy changes. As one of the first university administrators to create a dispute resolution services unit offering facilitations, mediations and consultations to improve the campus work environment, she's now recognized as a leader in that area, regularly providing guidance to other universities interested in developing similar services. While her focus is Title IX compliance, workplace violence, sexual violence and diversity, she serves on the chancellor's leadership team, co-chairs the Behavioral Threat Assessment Team for employees (BTAT-E), and regularly consults with university leaders on a variety of issues.